From Shanghai to Wake Island, the Corps was America’s first line of defense as the winds of war exploded into the devastating surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. This is the story of the men of the Marine Corps, their loves and loyalties, an elite fraternity united by courage and honor, as they steel themselves for battle, prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice....
©1986 W.E.B. Griffin (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
“Action-packed...Difficult to put down.” (The Marine Gazette)
As a former marine this story really hit home. great story, well read thank you
Enjoy listening to books while working it makes the day fly by.
This give a great history of the Marine Corps before and during World War II
It seamed like things that happened in the 1930's and 1940's in the Corps still happen today.
Architect, 3D Designer, Krav maga instuctor and fan of science fiction and fantasy.
It is a pretty good start, but do not the story to resolve in any way.
I listened to the whole series several years ago. The characters become so real that I've never completely forgotten them. An excellent series.
Excellent book. Love the series. Would prefer another Narrator whose voice would more accurately reflect the main character, Kenneth McCoy. Mr. Hill's voice seems a bit to old to accurately portray McCoy.
One of the better I have heard, and made me want to continue the story with follow-on books in the series
Great combination of character development and history
Ken McCoy is probably everyone's favorite, but there are many good characters.
I read to escape. Classic sci-fi/military sci-fi/fantasy. It is all about the story. No deep thought, no dream sequences... Entertainment
Strong characters. Just enough action and sex to make it enjoyable. Although that much rampant sexuality and love at first sight becomes a bit unbelievable after time. At times feels a little like a romance novel. I enjoyed the first 3 books in the series and then found I couldn't continue.
I listen to a variety of audio books constantly in car and gym. My reviews remind me what I’ve read & are hopefully helpful to you as well.
I bought three and read two in the series before I realized it's just a war-themed soap opera. It was interesting enough to have me buy up through the third in the series, but I'm done. I liked the narration/voices except when he tried to do women. Speaking of which, the 'hero' is always trying to do women. That got a bit old. Overall, I only recommend this series if you like soap operas.
And Buffalo George
Looks like another great series of books in the mold of the "Brotherhood" US Army books. Our hero is a mustang, commissioned in a strange way; he has a love interest not from his station in life and a good buddy of the same ilk who plays polo. The characters are marvelous, even if they seem to repeat, repeat, repeat. Well read, Dick Hill. And, in the end, the book just ends without fanfare. If I'd not just run out of time on the audio book, it could just continue. Wait! I think it will continue in book 2 :-/
Not really, this entire series is more of a soap opera set in WWII rather than an action series. There is more implied sex than fighting.
Just this author
There are more books in the series but I have no interest in wasting my time listening.
I don't know why these books are rated so high.
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